Call for papers: Some for All? Pathways and Politics in Water and Sanitation since New Delhi, 1990 (STEPS Centre Water and Sanitation Symposium)

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Papers and other forms of participation are invited for the ESRC STEPS Centre conference on 22-23 March 2011, at the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex University.

In 1990 the General Assembly endorsed the ‘New Delhi Statement’ entitled ‘Some for all rather than more for some.’ This symposium looks back at the New Delhi Statement. It seeks to understand more fully the pathways that have – or could have – emerged and the political economy and politics of water and sanitation policy processes in the intervening 21 years. Keynote and plenary speakers will include: Gourishankar Ghosh, Jon Lane, Erik Swyngedouw and James Winpenny

(For further details, please see Some for all? Pathways and Politics in Water and Sanitation)

Call for participation
The conference will comprise a mixture of invited keynote talks, perspectives and provocations which respond to the overall conference questions and themes, with a series of panel sessions. Key actors who drafted and pioneered the New Delhi statement will be invited to reflect critically on the politics and processes of the past 21 years.

For the panel sessions, contributions and papers which speak to questions and issues raised in the attached document are invited. One session will be organised by doctoral students and contributions from Ph.d. students are warmly invited.

In selecting papers, original analysis and fresh empirical material linking global issues with national and local processes will be the main criteria.

Participation and Submitting a paper
If you would like to participate, please reply by 28 February 2011. If you would like to present a paper addressing the themes of the symposium (or simply attend the event), please send an e-mail and short abstract (max. 1-page) to Harriet Dudley by 28th February.

Publication of conference presentations
It is hoped that an IDS Bulletin or a special issue of a key journal will be published, using the presentations and discussions at this symposium, the conclusions of which will hopefully speak to Rio + 20 debates and events and meetings in the run-up to 2015 and the post-MDG discussions.

Date: 11 January 2011